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Research Data Alliance United States (RDA-US) is a national RDA node dedicated to representing emerging research and data management communities throughout the United States. RDA-US will operate as a formal participant of the RDA Region of the Americas and RDA Working and Interest Groups, assisting in the adoption of RDA recommendations, and allowing United States stakeholders to benefit directly from RDA support mechanisms. These new connections will bring key United States issues to the global data management table, and global discussions back to the United States. Newsletters and Webinars are below.
RDA-US TIGRUS Program Updates
Announced during Plenary 21, the Targeted International Working GRoups - US Program, TIGRUS, is officially launched and underway at RDA-US. This update provides details about the direction of the Program, leadership, and how to become involved.
- RDA-US Announces TIGRUS Facilitation Program
US research projects focused on enhancing data availability for research could benefit from engagement with global colleagues through RDA. RDA-US is positioned to help form international working groups to establish consensus recommendations that may then fasttrack to actual standards (work in progress). To address this need, RDA-US is launching TIGRUS: Targeted International working GRoup - US Program, a facilitation program focused on developing consensus on solutions to US-specific challenges that would benefit from international collaboration. TIGRUS will help form, launch, and support 12-18 month working group campaigns that result in timely, well-informed standards, protocols, and best practices in research data infrastructure and software reflecting a broad range of expertise and use cases. View this document to better understand the key components and program leaders.
- Research Data Alliance-US Community Welcome
- March 2023
RDA-US Program Officers
RDA-US Area Experts
RDA-US Steering Committee
- Stuart Chalk, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Florida
- Zach Chandler, Director of Open Scholarship Strategy, Stanford Data Science Initiative, Stanford University
- Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Digital Infrastructure, Carnegie Mellon University
- Steve Diggs, Research Data Specialist and Sr. Product Manager, California Digital Library, University of California
- Erin Ellis, Associate Dean for Organizational Strategy, Diversity, and Inclusion and Associate Librarian, Indiana University
- Meredith Goins, Executive Director, World Data System
- Yolanda Meleco, Strategic Communications Consultant, RDA-US
- Natalie Meyers, Professor of the Practice, Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society, University of Notre Dame
- Amy Nurnberger, RDA Organizational Advisory Board and Program Head, Data Management Services, Interim Head, Data and Specialized Services, MIT Libraries
- Beth Plale, RDA-US Executive Director and Michael A and Laurie Burns McRobbie Bicentennial Professor of Computer Engineering, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and Executive Director, Pervasive Technology Institute, Indiana University
- Robert Ping, RDA-US Program Manager and Manager, Education, Outreach, and Training, Research Technologies, University Information Technology Services, Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University
- Rob Quick, RDA Technical Advisory Board Co-Chair and Associate Director, Cyberinfrastructure Integration Center, Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University
- Shelley Stall, Vice President, Open Science Leadership, American Geophysical Union
- Cynthia Vitale, Director, Science Policy and Scholarship, Association of Research Libraries
- Michael Witt, Associate Professor, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies
COMPLETED 2022 UPSTREAM PODCAST SERIES
Data Streams is a collection of conversations among members of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) community about the challenges they face as researchers and data experts in managing the massive quantities of research data and how together, they are finding solutions and proving the value of open research data sharing and reuse.
RDA Data Streams Podcast https://www.rd-alliance.org/podcast.
This episode features RDA co-chairs Mark Parsons and Andreas Rauber, who discuss their experience in leading an RDA Working Group, advise others who collaborate with international teams in implementing research projects and educate listeners on the recommendations they produced through their work.
In this episode, we discuss one of the newest RDA groups, the Data Repository Attributes Working Group by two of the group chairs, Matthew Cannon and Michael Witt. They share about the motivation to start this group, what challenges, and potential impacts the group plans to address; and what outputs they have planned.
Hear from one of the newest RDA groups, the Data Granularity Working Group, and what motivated them to get started, lessons learned so far, and recommendations for others on how to get involved with this group and RDA. Guangyuan Sun moderates this episode and interviews group chairs — Reyna Jenkyns, Brigitte Mathiak, and Katherine McNeill.
In Episode 4, we introduce one of the newly formed groups at RDA, the Sensitive Data Interest Group. The podcast includes a discussion with three of the group's co-chairs, Nichola Burton, Aleks Michalewicz, and Kristal Spreadborough. They share their thoughts about the motivation to start this group, what challenges and potential impacts the group plans to address, and what outputs, if any, they have planned.
In this episode, we introduce one of the newly formed groups at RDA, the National PID Strategies WG. Shawna Sadler moderates this episode and is joined by co-chair Natasha Simons and Group member Melroy Almeida. They discuss the motivation to start this Group, the challenges, and potential impacts the group plans to address, and planned outputs including a guide to national PID strategy development.
This episode is an introduction to one of the newly formed groups at RDA: FAIR Principles for Research Hardware IG. The podcast includes a discussion with two of the group co-chairs, Dr. Julien Colomb and Assoc. Prof. Nadica Miljković. They share their thoughts about the motivation to start this group, the challenges, and complexity of research hardware, as well as the potential impacts the group plans to have in academia and beyond.
In addition to their roles as co-chairs of the FAIR Principles for Research Hardware IG, Julien Colomb is a Data manager at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and Nadica Miljković is an Associate Professor at the University of Belgrade School of Electrical Engineering in Serbia, and Visiting Researcher at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.
This episode features Françoise Genova and Andrew Treloar, former RDA Technical Advisory Board chairs sharing memories of their experience as early members of RDA and their eight-year journey together as the co-chairs of the RDA Technical Advisory Board as well as their thoughts on future directions.
Andrew Treloar is the CTO/IT Director of the Australian Research Data Commons. Françoise Genova is a Researcher at the Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS).
RDA US Podcast featuring the FAIR for Virtual Research Environments (VRE) Working Group
Discussion with the RDA FAIR for Virtual Research Environments WG about the challenges and opportunities represented by the application of FAIR principles for research virtual research environments with Sandra Gesing and Kerry Levett.
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RDA US Podcast featuring the Life Science Data Infrastructures Interest Group
This episode features a discussion with four Chairs of the RDA Life Sciences Infrastructure Interest Group who share their what challenges, and potential impacts the group plans to address; and what outputs, if any, they have planned.
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Completed 2022 Webinars
Completed 2022 Latin American Webinar Series
Completed 2021 Webinars
10/21/2021 How to Get Attention for Research Project Outputs Part 1
10/7/2021 Supporting Interdisciplinary Sample Data Discovery, Integration, and Reuse
9/23/2021 FAIR Principles for Research Software (FAIR4RS) WG
9/16/2021 The International Network-of-Networks (iN2N) Webinar on “Navigating Data Sharing in International Research Collaborations”
8/26/2021 FAIR Island: Networked, Machine-Actionable DMPs For Open Science
8/10/2021 RRIDs: A Way to Track Samples Through the Scientific Literature (RDA and ESIP Physical Samples Groups)
7/28/2021 Decomposing Observable Property Descriptions into Machine-Readable Components (I-ADOPT WG)
6/30/2021 Supporting Reproducibility by Capturing Physical Sample Data and Metadata in a Connected Electronic Lab Notebook (RDA and ESIP Physical Samples Groups)
6/28/2021 Exploring Past, Present, and Future Outcomes of the RDA Libraries for Research Data (L4RD) Interest Group
5/27/2021 Versioning Data Is About More than Revisions: A Conceptual Framework and Proposed Principles (Data Versioning WG)
3/18/2021 Connecting Data, Institutions, and People: FAIR Digital Objects, RDA Outputs, and The Design Of The DiSSCo Research Infrastructure
11/19/2020 The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model WG: Aligning International Initiatives for Promoting and Assessing FAIR Data
Information about upcoming RDA events